Director of Recruiting Strategy and External Engagement
University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Operations - Recruiting
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 240116
Provide support and assistance to the Head Coach and Director of Recruiting in managing the administrative and operational aspects of recruiting and football related events for the Oklahoma Football program in a manner consistent with the mission and values of Oklahoma Football. Supporting the Head Coach, Chief of Staff and Director of Football Operations in external opportunities and events for the Team and Donors.
Oversee and execute all football recruiting efforts, with primary focus on Official Visits, Unofficial Visits, Gameday Recruiting Programing, Junior Days and other Special Events as assigned
Market and brand the OU football program to recruits, high school coaches, and the public on a consistent basis
Evaluates the enhanced application of data analytics to the Football Recruiting Process
Oversee and collaborate with all football creative staff to ensure correspondence, including social media communications, phone calls, recruiting mailers, emails, questionnaires, etc. Celebrate the program’s vision
Oversee signee’s admission process with Compliance, University Admissions, Financial Aid (NLI, Financial Aid Agreement, etc.)
Oversee signee’s midyear and summer move-in day
Oversee signee’s initial eligibility with the NCAA Eligibility Center
Oversee in the coordination of Signing Day Event and Signing Day Show
Develop, maintain, and execute the budget for the recruiting department
Assist with the organization of the player/parent orientation meeting on move-in day
Assist with all on-campus recruiting activities during Brent Venables Football Camp
Supervise all Recruiting Operation students
Coordinate team events during the Off-Season, Spring, Fall Camp and Bowl
Assist Sooner Club and Sooner Sports Properties with external outreaches for the football program
Organize and execute all on-campus recruiting visits
Execute all football recruiting efforts, with primary focus on official visits, unofficial visits, gameday recruiting programming, junior days and other special events as assigned
Required Education: A Bachelor’s degree, AND:
24 months of experience in related field
Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months related experience in lieu of the bachelor's degree for a total of 72 months experience.
Knowledge of marketing, sales, brand management and/or digital strategy
Ability to lead a cross-functional, multi-faceted team
Digital-first, brand-centric mindset and experience
Innovative, revenue-generating mindset
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Knowledge of University, Conference and NCAA Rules
Advertised Physical Requirements:
Must be able to engage in repetitive motions, communicate and see including color, depth perception and clarity
Master’s Degree in any specialization OR an equivalent combination of education and job-related experiences
Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.
Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.
Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?:Yes
Special Indications:Hiring contingent upon police records check, Hiring contingent upon driver's license check
The University of Oklahoma is a Division I institution and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. There are approximately 550 student-athletes in 23 intercollegiate athletic programs. The mission of the Oklahoma Athletics Department is to inspire champions today and prepare leaders for tomorrow by providing an excellent environment to enable student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic and personal aspirations.